OHV permits required on full sized vehicles

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Trails Open to Full Size Vehicles in Colorado

OHV PermitIn addition to the many miles of Off-Highway Vehicle trails and ‘roads open to all vehicles’, there are a number of Full Size Trails open for recreational travel in Colorado. Although these trails allow for full width vehicles, they differ from most BLM and U.S. Forest Service roads as they are designed for recreational, motorized use rather than simply for transportation. A Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Permit is therefore required on any licensed/plated vehicle that is used for recreation on these trails. This $25.25 permit must be displayed on any full size vehicle traveling these trails even if that vehicle has a currently registered license plate from Colorado or any other state.

The funds collected from the sale of these OHV permits is used to build, maintain, and ensure the continued access to these trails for motorized and non-motorized users. A list of full size routes which hold a ‘trail’ designation in Colorado can be found in this brochure. However, it is always recommended to contact the local land management office with questions regarding any specific trail and any current closures or restrictions that may be in place.

Visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website to read more information on how to purchase OHV registrations and permits, and the projects that the OHV Registration program funds, call (303) 791-1920, or visit one of the OHV Registration Locations.

Colorado Full Sized Trails
The following trails require an OHV permit even if the vehicle has a currently registered license plate from Colorado or any other state.
1. 21 Road Jeep Trail (Hunter Canyon) BLM Grand Jct. Field Office
2. Bang’s Canyon Area Full Size Trails BLM Grand Jct. Field Office
3. Basin 4WD Trail - #2603 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
4. Big Creek Trail - #265 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
5. Billing’s Canyon Rock Crawl Route BLM - Grand Jct. Field Office
6. Bittle Loop Trail #269 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
7. Boulder Canyon Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose
8. Brush Creek Jeep Trail - #9738 GMUG National Forest – Gunnison RD
9. Cabin 4WD Trail - #2606 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
10. Cactus Ridge Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office
11. Calamity Canyon Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area - Montrose
12. Carnage Canyon Rock Crawl Route BLM/USFS/CPW – Buena Vista/Salida
13. Castle Rock Jeep Trail #881 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
14. Coal Creek Mesa Trail #711 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
15. Corral Gulch Trail #2658 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
16. Death Row Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose
17. Deplar Park Jeep Trail #9769 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
18. Die Trying Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose
19. Flattop Jeep Trail #9863 (+spurs) GMUG - Gunnison National Forest
20. Freedom Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
21. Full size trails #265 & 701 (seasonally) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
22. Gunsight Pass Trail #9585 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
23. Hancock Pass Jeep Trail #9266 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
24. Independence Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
25. Italian Pass Jeep Trail #9642 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
26. Jenny Creek 4WD Trail #808.1
Boulder RD – Roosevelt National Forest
27. La Fair Trail #2668 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
28. La Plata Canyon Full size trails #791-798
San Juan National Forest – Columbine RD
29. Land’s End Trail #897 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
30. Liberty Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
31. Lime Ridge Jeep Trail #9624 GMUG - Gunnison National Forest
32. Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail #883 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
33. Little Bear Lake Trail #2660 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
34. Lone Cabin Jeep Trail #876 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
35. McDonald Mesa Jeep Trail #8891.B GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
36. Middle-Middle Rock Crawl Route BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office – near Gypsum
37. Mud Holes Trail #2670 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
38. Mud Springs Rock Crawl Routes/ Area BLM Tres Rios Field Office – near Cortez
39. Napolean Pass Jeep Trail #9540 (+spurs) GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
40. Needle Rock Jeep Trails #712.1B&.1C & 881 GMUG – Paonia RD
41. North Bench Trail #2633 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
42. Old Tin Cup Pass Jeep Trail #9267.3D GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
43. Patriot Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
44. Rangely Rock Crawl Park (all trails) BLM White River Field Office – Rangely, CO
45. Raven Mesa Trail #711 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
46. Red Canyon Trail #5118 GMUG National Forest – Norwood RD
47. Rifle-New Castle 62” Trails #1271,2290,2293
White River National Forest – Rifle RD
48. Route #51 (62” wide vehicle max)
White River National Forest – Dillon RD
49. Ruedi Reservoir Trails #3500’s (62” wide max) White River National Forest – Sopris RD
50. Schoneman Ditch Camp Jeep Trail #8703.3A GMUG – Paonia RD
51. Scratch and Dent Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office
52. Sidewinder Jeep Trail BLM – Kremmling Field Office
53. Sims Mesa Trail #6115 GMUG National Forest – Ouray RD
54. Spur Jeep Trail #6544.3B GMUG National Forest – Ouray RD
55. Sun Creek Jeep Trail #9637 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
56. Ten Falls Rock Crawl Route #8483 BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum
57. Throughline Jeep Trail #8864 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
58. Tierod Bender Rock Crawl Route BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum
59. Todd Reservoir Jeep Trail #8891 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
60. Tomichi Pass Jeep Trail #9888 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
61. Topless Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office
62. Transfer Trail #1846 (62" max*) BLM CO River Valley FO / WR National Forest - near Glenwood Springs
*Adjacent "Transfer Trail Jeep Road” FSR#802 (no trail desig, plated vehicle OK)
63. Union Canyon Trail #9631 (+spurs) GMUG - Gunnison National Forest
64. Upper-Middle Rock Crawl Route #8469 BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum
65. Virginia Creek Jeep Trail #814 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
 

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you can now order tags online. they are effective from march to march
 

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Finally, something definitive on the subject after how many years? While I'm not thrilled about getting an OHV sticker since I already am buying 2 every year for motorcycles, I do understand it going to a good cause, yada, yada. I'm a bit surprised to see Hancock and Tin Cup passes included since it would seem they could be easily viewed as "transportation" routes.
 

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It said Old Tin Cup which is just a short section of Tin Cup. But wow Hancock and Tomichi passes, interesting.
 

treerootCO

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The positive is that the money goes into the general fund. I wouldn't want the money to be, "used to build, maintain, and ensure the continued access to these trails for motorized and non-motorized users". ;)
 

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I need to get out more, I've only done a few of those. Wonder why no San Juans?
 

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I need to get out more, I've only done a few of those. Wonder why no San Juans?

San Juans are almost all National Forest which makes them "roads." Only "trails" qualify for OHV designation. Nearly everything on BLM land is listed as "trails."
 

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Going to order now. Hopefully this money stays in keeping things open. Happy to pay if it keeps access.
 

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Going to order now. Hopefully this money stays in keeping things open. Happy to pay if it keeps access.

ditto...wish we knew more about what the money would be used for. And annoying to have to buy 4 or 5 passes for our different vehicles. Same with parks passes. Ugh.

was anyone able to buy the license online? I went through the signup process but do not see the OHV option anywhere....
 
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As stated it goes to a general fund. Budget PDF Like the USFS they are broke as taxes have been cut. They need money to function.
 

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I saw it was going to the General fund. Wish we knew more about what our money would actually be used for. General fund can be used for a lot of different things.
 

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was anyone able to buy the license online? I went through the signup process but do not see the OHV option anywhere....

I had the same confusion, followed links, entered information but didn't see where to purchase.
 

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I follow the Colo. legislature's attempts to tax us to death pretty closely. When was this passed by the legislature? Who supported it? What's the penalty for not having a tag?

Although these trails allow for full width vehicles, they differ from most BLM and U.S. Forest Service roads as they are designed for recreational, motorized use rather than simply for transportation.

This is completely arbitrary. Who really needs to go over Mosquito Pass for anything other than recreation? Why not add EVERY offroad trail in Colorado?

I'm annoyed by this, especially after the DOW and Parks Service combined and made no useful changes to ensure solvency. I feel like I'm living in Taxachusetts again.

And of course, I have 3 different trucks I occasionally take offroad.....

Edit: Looks like it has been around, but maybe is just now being enforced: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/colorado-ohv-permit-requirements.170137/
 
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Yeah, it's been around a while, and was misunderstood initially even by state officials. I emailed the Co State Parks "dude" up in FoCo with some amateur (engineer) legal interpretation of the new rule. In the USFS, the "roads" are actually defined federally to be "forest highway" and that vehicles designed for highway use are legal. The benefit of the original post here is to clarify/list which routes are actually designated as "trails" and not "roads". Only "trails" need the OHV sticker on an otherwise legal highway vehicle.

Here's the local multi-page thread on the topic:
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=16234
 

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Has anyone been able to get this OHV sticker online through the CPW? For their truck?

I thought I'd be able to buy it along with my hunting license (same site), but so far I have not seen it on the web site.
 

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Has anyone been able to get this OHV sticker online through the CPW? For their truck?

I thought I'd be able to buy it along with my hunting license (same site), but so far I have not seen it on the web site.

the form is online. you have to mail the $ with the form. i got mine hte other day
 

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Has anyone been able to get this OHV sticker online through the CPW? For their truck?

I thought I'd be able to buy it along with my hunting license (same site), but so far I have not seen it on the web site.

You can renew online but if you've never had one you have to go in and buy one. Motorcycle shops, etc.
 

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The form seemed to be for registering your OHV...I didn't think a licensed on road vehicle needed to do the registration.

Ige...did you submit the registration form to get a sticker for your 80 series? I didn't even see a spot for a licensed on-road vehicle...only motorbikes, snowmobiles, etc.
 
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